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Evento para los grados 6-12: Piensa como una científica ciudadana

* El evento será ofrecido exclusivamente en español y será organizado por el Concilio Caribe de Girl Scouts.

¡Las Girl Scouts de nivel Cadette, Senior y Ambassador y niñas en grados 6-12 están invitadas a “Pensar como una científica” con Johnson & Johnson! A través del Journey (Aventura) de Think Like a Citizen Scientist las niñas aprenden cómo los científicos hacen observaciones, recolectan datos y ayudan a los científicos a llevar a cabo investigaciones científicas e importantes.

Durante el evento, las niñas:

  • Escucharan un empleado de Johnson & Johnson hablar sobre su trabajo y su trayectoria profesional.
  • Observarán y recolectarán datos sobre su ambiente mientras trabajan en actividades del Journey de Think Like a Citizen Scientist.
  • Participarán en un proyecto de ciencia donde registrarán datos sobre las nubes para el proyecto GLOBE Observer: Clouds de la NASA.
  • Reflexionaran sobre lo que han aprendido y cómo pueden tomar medidas.
  • Al final del evento, se les alentará a las niñas a crear un proyecto de acción sostenible que resuelva un problema en su comunidad. Después del evento, las niñas pueden planificar y crear sus proyectos para ganar el premio Take Action (premio de Tomar Acción) y completar el Journey.

El generoso apoyo de Johnson & Johnson al Journey de Think Like a Citizen Scientist para Girl Scouts de nivel Cadette, Senior y Ambassador preparara a las niñas para experimentar, explorar su ambiente y empujar los límites de maneras saludables, todo mientras aprenden cómo pueden mejorar el mundo a través de la ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería, y matemáticas (STEM, por sus siglas en inglés).

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Think Like a Citizen Scientist with Johnson & Johnson

Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are invited to “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” with Johnson & Johnson on September 19, 2020 from 10 a.m. – noon! Through the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey, girls learn how citizen scientists make observations, collect data, and help scientists conduct scientific research.

Register NOW: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/think_like_a_citizen.html

Registration closes Thursday, September 10 or when we have reached capacity.

At this program, girls will:

  • Hear from a J&J employee about their jobs and career path
  • Observe and collect data about their surroundings as they work on activities from the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey
  • Participate in a citizen science project where they’ll record data about clouds for the GLOBE Observer: Clouds project from NASA
  • Reflect on what they’ve learned and how they can take action

At the end of the event, girls will be encouraged to create a sustainable Take Action project that solves a problem in their community. After the event, girls can plan and create their projects to earn the Take Action award and complete the Journey.

Johnson & Johnson’s generous support of the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors prepares girls to experiment, explore their environment, and push boundaries in healthy ways, all while learning how they can improve the world through STEM.

At this time, this program is open only to active Colorado Girl Scouts. Each Girl Scout must register individually. We will use Zoom to host the program virtually. Instructions for how to prepare at home and instructions on how to log in day of will be emailed to all participants prior to the program.

Level appropriate Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey awards will be mailed to each participating Girl Scout after the program.

If you have any questions about this program, email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org or have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Pollinators and citizen science

Submitted by Robin Hill

Metro Denver

Aurora

Ruth and Aspen from Troop 60035 worked on their Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey. For a field trip, they participated in a pollinator workshop at the Denver Botanic Gardens. They learned that National Pollinator Week was celebrated in June. Because of COVID-19, the usual events surrounding National Pollinator Week could not be held. That’s when their Take Action Project was born. The girls did a presentation about National Pollinator Week, common pollinators in Colorado, and ways to help pollinators through citizen science. Their presentation was shared with their troop, other troop leaders, and family and friends. They also enjoyed their Scistarter project, an ant picnic, where they examined what “foods” attracted ants. Pictures are from one of the citizen scientist observation games and from their ant picnic.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Girl Scouting at Home: “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Challenges Part Four of Four

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Outreach Program team has developed a series of “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Challenges for the week of June 1, 2020. These activities aren’t Girl Scout level-specific. However, they would probably be best for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Each activity correlates with the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journeys and are weather-related.

For your last challenge, you are going to make your own wind vane! Using a paper plate, cup, pencil, and string, girls will create their own wind vane, so they can tell which direction the wind is blowing.

Previous Challenges:

  • Use common household kitchen items to make your own hurricane! Girls will learn about the formation of hurricanes and will be able to see how they form.
  • In the “Climate around the World” experiment, girls will use items in the house and found outside to model different climates around the world and conduct an experiment on how the sun effects the different climates. Girls will learn the difference between weather and climate and explore climates all over the world!
  • Make your own sundial, using a paper plate and pencil. Girls will learn about the rotation of the Earth and how they can use that to tell the time!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

 

Girl Scouting at Home: “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Challenges Part Thee of Four

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Outreach Program team has developed a series of “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Challenges for the week of June 1, 2020. These activities aren’t Girl Scout level-specific. However, they would probably be best for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Each activity correlates with the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journeys and are weather-related.

For your next challenge, you are going to make your own sundial, using a paper plate and pencil. Girls will learn about the rotation of the Earth and how they can use that to tell the time!

Previous Challenges:

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

 

 

Girl Scouting at Home: “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Challenges Part Two of Four

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Outreach Program team has developed a series of “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Challenges for the week of June 1, 2020. These activities aren’t Girl Scout level-specific. However, they would probably be best for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Each activity correlates with the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journeys and are weather-related.

In the “Climate around the World” experiment, girls will use items in the house and found outside to model different climates around the world and conduct an experiment on how the sun effects the different climates. Girls will learn the difference between weather and climate and explore climates all over the world!

Watch this video to learn how to use common household kitchen items to make your own hurricane! Girls will learn about the formation of hurricanes and will be able to see how they form.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

 

 

Girl Scouting at Home: “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Challenges Part One of Four

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Outreach Program team has developed a series of “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Challenges for the week of June 1, 2020. These activities aren’t Girl Scout level-specific. However, they would probably be best for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Each activity correlates with the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journeys and are weather-related.

Watch this video to learn how to use common household kitchen items to make your own hurricane! Girls will learn about the formation of hurricanes and will be able to see how they form.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

 

Troop 65659’s “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” project

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

Multi-level Troop 65659 completed the “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Journey. They made a field guide of the Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch and when all the pages were in a report cover, they all signed it and gifted it to the girl whose idea it was to complete the Journey. They chose iNaturalist as their SciStarter project and went back to the Nature Center to complete their observations of biodiversity including ants, cactuses, ladybugs, beetles, dragonflies, several species of butterflies, cattails, and mallard ducks. Their observations were uploaded to the iNaturalist website, which uses software and volunteers to help identify species, and the data the girls contributed will help scientists track changes in biodiversity.

The girls chose illegal off-leash dog walking as their issue for their Take Action project and brainstormed how it bothers other people. They decided to make a video with dancing and singing to educate people about the issue. The troop leader helped them survey neighbors online and then, the girls sang a song about why dogs should be leashed to the tune of “Who Let the Dogs Out?” by Baha Men. They added their own skit to the video, and local service dog handler Aziza agreed to help by speaking in the video about her experiences with off-leash dogs, some of which threatened her safety. The survey and video got neighbors to start discussing the issue after being posted to Nextdoor. Through the process of making the video, the girls and families learned more about where dogs are allowed to be off leash.

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